People ask me why I smile ….
A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken… A happy heart is GOOD medicine and a cheerful mind works healing. A broken spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 15:13, 17:22
I started to write this on my Facebook status, and thought I would expound on it Blog-type! Joy is contagious! (although I have known some people- even relatives- say that my “joy” must be fake, NO one can be that Happy~)…
But I beg to prove anyone wrong who makes those kinds of statements! Because, the joy of the Lord IS my strength –(Nehemiah 8:10) and from Him, all gifts are made perfect, because He is perfect.
Most women are so overly concerned with their makeup and clothes that they wear – spending endless hours shopping; too much time fixing the hair, making sure their makeup is “just so”….(that’s just plain ol’ vanity)…But what makes a woman beautiful…is her smile, and eyes that light up with joy. The eyes are the window to the soul!
Be joyful! – pure joy – that comes from the heart – and all the other stuff will fall into place!
Joyce Meyer wrote in a devotional, which I found a great statement in it that said: “when you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling; …when you die, you will be smiling and everyone else will be crying”.
Point in case being, how do we get a joyful spirit? Live a life pleasing and serving Jesus – and it will bring joy; that joy will be contagious to all you come in contact with – smiles flowing freely, peoples’ spirits will be lifted – and joy will spring forth and the ripple effect will occur!
Remember: a smile is just a frown turned upside down!